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200 HR Yoga Teacher Training

Registration open for 2015-16

Registration Open, Divinitree Art and Yoga Studio, Santa Barbara Studio, 2015-2016

The Divine Light Yoga Hatha Teacher Training Program will provide you with a deeply integrated and personally transformative experience. T01-YA-TEACHER-ERYT-500.png-2 Registered Yoga School

Namaste and Welcome! Have you dreamed of teaching yoga or want to enrich your personal knowledge and experience? The Divine Light Yoga 200 Hour Hatha Teacher Training Program will provide you with a deeply integrated and personally transformative experience. Yoga means “to yoke” or to create a union, and to each individual, the experience is unique. We head in one direction, there are many paths to choose from, but there is only one truth, and that truth is within each of us.

Yoga began for me as a practice on the mat, where everyday I would devote myself over and again to awakening that inner light and knowingness of who I am, and each day a new avenue would expose itself within me. Eventually I realized that I was not “doing” yoga anymore but felt I had “become yoga” or rather, I stopped seeing the split in myself, between when I was in my higher self and then when I would fall off and into a lower self. The commitment we all make to that inner spiritual growth, while letting go of any goal setting and just being willing to allow, love and serve, is what changes us. Committing to a yoga teacher training course is not just about learning to teach yoga asana, it is really about opening yourself to the vast unknown within and being able to honestly explore those recesses and what lurks in there, and yes, you do learn how to teach the asanas!

This course is intimately woven around the sacred 8 Limbed path known as a Raj Yoga, meaning the Royal path that brings us to the Divine, because all 8 limbs are taught, these include

  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Yamas
  • Niyamas
  • Pratyahara
  • Dharana
  • Dhyana
  • Samadi

The great Indian sage Patanjali codified the Yoga Sutras which gave a beneficial understanding of how a “householder” could develop within himself or herself that Inner Light and live a deeply meaningful, richly spiritual and healthy life. We weave the course curriculum around the Sacred Yogic Texts, including the Yoga Sutras, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika and The Bhagavad Gita as well as incorporating some of the most influential teachers of this century. The entire course will encompass these critical components, while teaching over 66 of the classical hatha asanas:

  • The Roots of Yoga
  • The Classical Asanas
  • Western Anatomy and Physiology
  • Eastern Anatomy and the Energy Body
  • Meditation, Mantra and Mudra
  • The Seat of the Teacher
  • The Business of Yoga

Becoming a teacher, especially of Yoga is one of the most expressive ways of developing your authentic Self. Recent graduates express that this course has awakened in them newfound patience, determination and fortitude. Their personal commitment to a daily Spiritual practice, called Sadhana, has opened their hearts and empowered them to develop and refine their ability to share the teachings with grace, wisdom and joyful intent. Our intention is to help you first become Self illumined, and to express your own Divine Light, your divinity, and to realize that from your own self awareness and grace, you can help others to find theirs. We are the guide and our living example of embodying the wisdom of the yogic lifestyle encourages our students to become their won guru, their own light. This style of teacher training requires serious students devoted to their own personal growth. A minimum one year practice and a foundation in asana, pranayama and meditation is helpful but not required. This program is sanctioned by Yoga Alliance and all classroom hours meet the requirements for a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.   We WELCOME  you on this journey! In light and with love Denise

Course Dates for 2015-16

 September 24-27
December 10-13

January 28-31
 March 10-13
 May 12-15 
Graduation Sunday, May 15th

Classes meet from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. All hours are required for Yoga Alliance 200 HR Registration and Divine Light Yoga Certification. Any missed hours must be made up in the presence of a primary E-RYT teacher. Extra time needed beyond structured class hours may require additional fees.

Divinitree Art and Yoga Studio Santa Barbara, California

Lead Trainer and Director:  Denise Kirpal Lapides, E-RYT 500, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner
Assisting:  Ann Averbach, RYT 500, Studio co -owner
Guest Teachers from our Santa Barbara Studio:  Rachel Wilkins, Chyla Walsh, Nicole Inglish, and Pixie Kastrup

All information  available  at: Divinitree.com Click on link below to Download Application: [gview file=”http://divinelightyoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/DLY-YTT-200-513Application.pdf”]   Please contact Denise@divinelightyoga.com or call 410-570-2878 to discuss.